Zamorano History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Zamorano comes from name of the city and province of Zamora, which is located on the Duero in northwest Spain. Because of its strategic position, the city was disputed during the Middle Ages, first between the Christians and Moors, then between the kingdoms of Leon and Castille.

Early Origins of the Zamorano family

The surname Zamorano was first found in the Basque province of Guipuzcoa, in north western Spain.

Early History of the Zamorano family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Zamorano research. Another 254 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1542, 1623, 1770 and 1788 are included under the topic Early Zamorano History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Zamorano Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Zamora, Zanora, Zamor, Samora, Zamaura, Zamore and others.

Early Notables of the Zamorano family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family were Rodrigo Zamorano (1542-1623), a cosmographer of the royal house of Philip II of Spain; Francesco de Zamora of Villafranca de Montes de Oca (Burgos), who was ennobled in 1770; and Juan Manuel de Zamora y Sainz...
Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Zamorano Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Zamorano migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Zamorano Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juan Zamorano, who landed in Espanola in 1811 [1]
  • Francisco Zamorano, who landed in America in 1828 [1]
  • Fructuoso Zamorano, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1885 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Zamorano (post 1700) +

  • Agustín Vicente Zamorano (1798-1842), Spanish Florida-born, printer, soldier, and provisional Mexican Governor of Alta California
  • Pedro Zamorano, French silver medalist paralympic athlete at the 2000 Paralympic Games


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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